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Multi-Vehicle Crash Snarls Beltway Inner Loop Traffic In Largo

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The scene of a multi-vehicle crash on I-495 in Largo. (credit: Brad Freitas/@NewsChopperBrad)

The scene of a multi-vehicle crash on I-495 in Largo. (credit: Brad Freitas/@NewsChopperBrad)

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UPDATED: Feb. 18, 2014 6:48 a.m.
ORIGINAL: Feb. 18, 2014 6:23 a.m.

LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — The inner loop of the Capital Beltway in Largo, Md. has reopened following a nasty multi-vehicle accident that involved a tractor-trailer that completely shutdown the roadway early Tuesday morning.

The roadway had been completely shut down for a time between Central Avenue and Ritchie Marlboro Road, creating massive delays for commuters.

At least four cars were involved in the accident which occurred shortly before 6 a.m. It is unclear whether icy road conditions were a factor in the crash.

Outer loop traffic slowed briefly as drivers rubberneck past the crash.

Remnants of a crash that shutdown the inner loop of I-495 in Largo. (credit: John Domen/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Remnants of a crash that shutdown the inner loop of I-495 in Largo. (credit: John Domen/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Remnants of a crash that shutdown the inner loop of I-495 in Largo. (credit: John Domen/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Remnants of a crash that shutdown the inner loop of I-495 in Largo. (credit: John Domen/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Remnants of a crash that shutdown the inner loop of I-495 in Largo. (credit: John Domen/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Remnants of a crash that shutdown the inner loop of I-495 in Largo. (credit: John Domen/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

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